Fabricio Werdum is fighting Derrick Lewis at UFC 216, and though he keeps finding his way into the news by putting his foot in his mouth, Werdum deserves attention because he’s good.
Good enough to be a heavyweight champ, good enough to beat someone who was at one time the most feared man in the division.
That’s right, I’m talking about Cain Velasquez. Velasquez was without question the best, but his body couldn’t take the punishment required of being a UFC badass, and, well, Werdum was there to capitalize on declining king.
Below is their fight. Beyond being a testament to how much Velasquez had fallen, it’s also a testament to how good Werdum can be at times.